Short Paper on Kant
Kant famously–and controversially–argued that some knowledge is “synthetic a priori.” Can you explain in your own words what Kant might have meant by this, and can you give an example of the sort of knowledge that Kant believed possessed this strange status?
HINT: To answer this question in a clear and well-organized manner, you should first explain and illustrate Kant’s distinction between a priori and a posteori knowledge and also his distinction between analytic and synthetic judgments. Then, explain why “synthetic a priori” judgments are so critical to our understanding.
Please ensure that your essay addresses each component of the assigned questions and that your answer is well-organized, uses excellent, college-level prose, and makes judicious use of textual evidence. Your essay should be 600-900 words long.